Launched in 2012 by the Fondation François Sommer and Editions Glénat, Billebaude is an explorative and reflective review of the uses and representations of nature.
The review is published every six months around a theme – the wolf, the forest, rurality etc. – contributions from researchers, journalists, key players in the field, artists.
In the spirit of openness, the review weaves links between the world of research, the world of art and the world of environmental management around the issues of nature conservation. Mindful that the ecological and economic crisis invites the reconstruction of new knowledge where science holds a dialogue with culture, and management with traditional practices and know-how, the review functions as a laboratory of ideas and exchanges. Without campaigning for the good use of nature, Billebaude tries to reveal the paradoxes of contemporary society, marked by both a growing awareness of nature and an increasing practical ignorance of the way ecosystems function.
A review of analyses, interviews and stories, Billebaude is also an art gallery, that extends the space that the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature occupies onto paper, by exposing original artistic propositions. The review is distributed in bookshops and by subscription.